Ushari is an adult male Egyptian cobra.
When Bunga and Kion are playing Baobab Ball, they run into Ushari, who falls into a heap with Bunga. The baobab fruit ends up in Ushari's mouth, but Bunga quickly grabs it away, and Ushari is forced to duck as Kion leaps over him after his friend.
Later, Ushari watches as Kion speaks with Makini, who gushes over Kion's ability to speak to his grandfather, Mufasa. Unbeknownst to the pair, Ushari has heard everything and contemplates how to use what he's learned against the Lion Guard for his benefit. Ushari then leaves for the Outlands.
Once there, Janja and his crew see Ushari and decide to eat him. Ushari asks Janja if he would like something meatier. Janja tells him that he would but can't because the Lion Guard keeps driving his clan off, to which Ushari reveals that that's because Kion's been getting advice from Mufasa.
He adds that if the hyenas want to stop the Guard, they should find a way to talk to one of the Great Lions of the Past. Janja retorts that no Great Lion would help the hyenas, but Ushari reminds him that there was one Great Lion who always helped hyenas: Scar. He also reminds Janja that if Kion can talk to Mufasa, there must be a way for them to talk to Scar.
Back in the Pride Lands, Makini has found her bakora staff. Ushari appears and convinces her to get Rafiki to reveal if there's a way to talk to Scar. Ushari then summons his skink friends to spy on Makini and reveal what Rafiki tells her about Scar. At the Lair of the Lion Guard, Rafiki explains that it depends on if the Great Lion is good or bad. The Great Lions of the Past are the lions that appear when Kion uses the Roar. However, the Evil Lions of the Past like Scar appear in fire if they are unleashed by the Roar and the bakora staff. The skinks go off to tell Ushari and Janja what they've learned.
Back in the Outlands, Ushari and Janja decide to use what they have learned to summon Scar. They decide to get Makini's bakora staff, since she's too inexperienced to be a threat, and to attack one of Kion's loved ones and bring them there, since Kion's Roars are at their most powerful when he's angry.
The hyenas kidnap Kiara and take Makini's bakora staff. While the rest of the Guard rescues her, Janja tricks Kion by getting him to use the Roar out of anger, causing the volcano to erupt. When Janja throws Makini's staff into the volcano, Scar is successfully summoned, giving Ushari and the rest of the Lion Guard's enemies their own spirit guide.
After the Lion Guard rescues a hyrax from a thorn bush, Ushari sneaks up behind it and eats it whole. An indignant Bunga rushes forward and forces the hyrax out of Ushari's mouth, which prompts Ushari to protest that the hyrax had been his lunch. Bunga simply rolls Ushari into a ball and tosses him into a tree, where he lies in a defeated heap, hissing Bunga's name in annoyance.
After a severe flood hits the Pride Lands, Kion and the rest of the Lion Guard look down Ushari's hole, ready to make sure that he and the other cobras aren't stuck in the mud. When Beshte refuses to climb down the hole, Kion looks to Fuli, who groans over Bunga's absence. Before she can climb down to check on Ushari, Ono flies up and tells the Lion Guard to follow him to Hakuna Matata Falls.
When Bunga is accidentally heaved into a bush, he lands on Ushari's head. Out of pure reflex, Ushari bites him, and Ono worries that the bite is venomous. Beshte asks Ushari why he would do such a thing, and Ushari spits back that Bunga had landed on his head and that he is lucky to have only been bitten once.
When two gorillas named Hafifu and Majinuni enter the Pride Lands, they wreak havoc on several of the Pride Landers. Hafifu mistakes Ushari for a stick and heaves him at a baobab fruit. Ushari eventually falls to the ground, where he laments always getting into trouble when he comes around the Lion Guard.
When Makuu leaves with the Lion Guard to speak to Simba about new sleeping arrangements, Kiburi seizes control of the float, inspiring them to join him in taking over the water holes in the Pride Lands. From afar, Shupavu the skink watches in fascination and resolves to speak with Ushari and Scar about the proceedings.
Later, Kiburi calls for a mashindano, and Makuu accepts. Shupavu reports the proceedings to Scar, who questions Ushari as to whether the royal family will attend the event. When Ushari confirms that Simba will likely be present, Scar schemes to use the mashindano as a distraction. He orders Ushari to convince Kiburi that he can become ruler of the Pride Lands, and Ushari agrees to the plan.
At sunset, the Pride Landers gather at Lake Matope to watch the mashindano. Before the event, Ushari speaks privately with Kiburi, who agrees to the snake's plan. Just then, Kiburi is called to return to the mashindano, and he and Makuu begin their fight. As the crocodiles brawl, Kiburi's lackeys attempt to sneak up on an unknown target, using the mashindano as a distraction.
However, the plan is thwarted by the Lion Guard, and Kiburi and his followers are banished to the Outlands.
As Kiburi and his followers leave the kingdom, Kiburi corners Ushari and accuses him of having caused his downfall. Ushari calmly promises Kiburi much more than he had before and leads the crocodiles to Janja's den, where they meet the ghost of Scar. With all his onlookers watching, Scar sings "I Have A Plan", in which he revels in his future plot to overtake the Pride Lands and become king.
In Janja's den, a skink arrives and informs Ushari and his allies that Beshte is alone in the Outlands. Though Janja tries to dismiss the situation, Scar appears and orders his cronies to eliminate Beshte. When Cheezi and Chungu wonder how they might accomplish this, Scar declares that he has a plan.
Janja and his clan fail in their attack, however, and Ushari arrives promptly to tell the hyenas that an unhappy Scar wishes to speak with them.
Ushari is sleeping in Janja's den when he is awakened by Janja, Cheezi and Chungu, who admit that they attacked and defeated by Jasiri. Ushari taunts the trio for losing to a single opponent, but Janja protests that Jasiri is not an ordinary hyena. Ushari then watches as Scar orders Janja's clan to eliminate Jasiri.
Janja and his lackeys enter their den, where they tell Scar and Ushari about how the Lion Guard prevented them from stealing some takiti melons, which were intended for a herd of elephants. Scar deduces that destroying the melon supply could offset the Circle of Life, as it would dehydrate the elephants, and orders the hyenas to return to the fruit patch.
Janja protests the idea as foolishness, since the Lion Guard is waiting for them there, but Ushari volunteers to connect them with a powerful friend of his who can help them. He then sings "Big Bad Kenge", in which he boasts of his friend Kenge's great speed and deadly bite.
Ushari bears maroon scales and a tan snout and underside. Along the upper side of his body are thin purple stripes, with two spheres of purple on either side of his neck. In some appearances, he has a spectacle marking on the back of his hood, but this is a design mistake, as only Indian cobras have this feature. His eyes are black.
Personality and traits
|Season 1 of The Lion Guard|
|Previous Season||"Never Judge a Hyena by its Spots":||"The Rise of Makuu":||"Bunga the Wise":||"Can't Wait to be Queen":||"Eye of the Beholder":||"The Kupatana Celebration":|
|"Fuli's New Family":||"The Search for Utamu":||"Follow that Hippo!":||"The Call of the Drongo":||"Paintings and Predictions":||"The Mbali Fields Migration":||"Bunga and the King":|
|"The Imaginary Okapi":||"Too Many Termites":||"The Trouble with Galagos":||"Janja's New Crew":||"Baboons!":||"Beware the Zimwi":||"Lions of the Outlands":|
|"Never Roar Again":||"The Lost Gorillas":||"The Trail to Udugu":||"Ono's Idol":||"Beshte and the Hippo Lanes":||"Ono the Tickbird":||Next Season|
|Season 2 of The Lion Guard|
|Previous Season||"Babysitter Bunga":||"The Savannah Summit":||"The Traveling Baboon Show":||"Ono and the Egg":||"The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar":||"Let Sleeping Crocs Lie":|
|"Swept Away":||"Rafiki's New Neighbors":||"Rescue in the Outlands":||"The Ukumbusho Tradition":||"The Bite of Kenge":||"Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas":||"The Morning Report":|
|"The Golden Zebra":||"The Little Guy":||"Divide and Conquer":||"The Scorpion's Sting":||"The Wisdom of Kongwe":||"The Kilio Valley Fire":||"Undercover Kinyonga":|